Quarter 3 – Student of the Quarter 2020/2021
Alexa Perkins has been selected as the cosmetology program’s student of the quarter for the third quarter. A junior at Presque Isle High School, Alexa is a first-year student in our program and has already demonstrated tremendous talent and love of her craft. COVID has presented all students with challenges to learning, but to be a cosmetology student this year has required special dedication and Alexa has proven she can rise above our trying circumstances with ease! Due to COVID-altered bus schedules, others in the program have to depart school early, and to help ease their burden, Alexa regularly jumps in and does their share of end-of-day chores. A team player to her core, regardless of the task, Alexa not only assists but does so with a pleasant attitude and a smile on her face. In an industry that values excellent customer relations skills, this alone will put Alexa Perkins heads above the rest in her future workplace. Congratulations Alexa!
Mrs. Donahue is pleased to announce Kaitlyn Hurley as student of the quarter for Early Childhood. Kaitlyn is a first-year student in Early Childhood and a senior at Easton Jr./Sr. High School. She is very kind, an extremely hard worker, and builds great relationships with all of the children. They look forward to when Kaitlyn comes into the room and they love playing or reading with her. After high school, Kaitlyn is going to college to major in Psychology.
We have a lot of talented students at PIRCTC, and Mayan Pratt is a shining example of that. As the Business Department’s student of the quarter for Quarter 3, Mayan has shown that she is committed to learning. She always shares her ideas, contributes to classroom discussions, and goes above and beyond without being prompted. Mayan has a strong work ethic and takes initiative to help her classmates as needed. She is kind, respectful, and positive. After High School, Mayan would like to attend Northern Maine Community College. Although she is undecided on her major, she has commented that as a business student she “likes learning the correct ways to save and spend money because it is a useful skill not only in the business world but also in everyday life as an adult.” Congratulations, Mayan!
Farm Mechanics student of the quarter is a deserving young man who has some experience within the field and has more to learn throughout the course of the program. He has picked up quickly on the skills that we have gone over so far and strives for perfection. He is looking forward to next year in the Farm Mechanics program so he can spend more time learning skills out on the shop floor. He also has had great attendance throughout the school year which is much appreciated. Congratulations to Garrett Tilley on being Farm Mechanics student of the quarter!
Trinity is a junior that comes to us from Washburn High School for afternoon classes. This year she chose to participate in Aquaculture and Plant Sciences with Mrs. Gross. Due to remote learning and Covid 19 issues, Trinity is currently the only daily active participant in Aquaculture. She puts up with Mrs. Gross and Mr. McCurry with a smile on her face and a quick retort. Trinity has had mixed success in her breeding project in the lab this year, but we never hear her complain. We have pushed Trinity out of her comfort zone on many occasions to try new things, and to her credit, she has yet to say no! Mrs. McCurry and Mrs. Gross hope to see her again next year to watch her continue to explore new topics and ideas. Congratulations Trinity!
Cody Barnes is Building Trades student of the quarter. He is a second-year student in the Building Trades program. Cody works well with all of his classmates and is a hard worker. He has proven to be a very dependable and reliable student in the program. Cody has been one of the lead students in all of our class projects.
We are pleased to announce that Noah Roy is our Drafting & Engineering Technology student of the quarter! It’s always a challenge to pick the student of the quarter from such a large number of excellent candidates. However, Noah stands out with his quite, steady personality and the determined way he completes difficult projects. These have included designing and building a custom bedroom set as well as a really cool storage rack for our laptops and the latest project which is a prototype for a fitness device. Noah is looking forward to attending the Electrical program at the Northern Maine Community College. With his strong work ethic and desire to achieve exceptionalism we know beyond doubt that Noah will succeed and we are proud to have him as a student.
Mrs. McCurry’s student of the quarter is Joshua Keiser. Josh is a student in the morning science block. He consistently shows an interest in what we are studying and is a valuable contributor to class discussions. He participates enthusiastically in projects and lab activities and always works hard to ensure his work is top quality. He completed a very ambitious science fair project in which he compared the relative strengths of different native species of wood. He will be competing in the FFA State Convention AgriScience Fair with this project. Josh is an overall excellent student and we are happy to have him in our program!